Taper Time

Circle HopI’m officially tapering now. Or at least I think that’s what I’m doing.

I was supposed to do a longish run (20K or so) this morning but changed my mind and decided on a 5K instead – I guess I just wasn’t really in the mood for a long one.

Of course, I know that’s not the right attitude. When it comes to the marathon, I’ll have to get out and do it whether I feel like it or not. So, I made a deal with myself (I seem to be doing that a lot lately) and decided to do the longish run tomorrow instead.

Even though it will be less than half the marathon distance, I’m going to treat it as a mock race day by making sure that I eat well and rest properly today. That way, there can be no excuses.

Today’s 5K went ok. I set out nice and early, before 8:00 am, for a short run to Portslade and back again. The weather was cool and drizzly, which was pretty nice to run in, and there wasn’t much traffic to bother me at the road crossings.

Although it was a slow run, it felt more ‘moderate’ than ‘easy’ as I found myself checking my GymBoss more than usual to see how much longer I had to run. That hasn’t happened with a 5K in a long time, but perhaps it was just because I wasn’t really in to it.

Still, it felt good to get the run done and I’m feeling positive about tomorrow’s longish run too. Only two weeks to go! Yikes!

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4 thoughts on “Taper Time”

  1. I make deals with myself all the time. Sometimes I renege. I think it’s fine to put off a long run if you’re just not into it on that day, as long as you do the long run soon or even soonish. Not that I know much about training schedules. I bet you’ll be in the mood for a long run on marathon day.

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